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An Introduction to Hinduism- Gavin Flood

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This book provides a much-needed thematic and historical introduction to Hinduism, the religion of the majority of people in India. Dr. Flood traces the development of Hindu traditions from ancient origins and the major deities to the modern world. Hinduism as both a global religion and a form of nationalism are discussed. Emphasis is given to the tantric traditions, which have been so influential; to Hindu ritual, more fundamental than belief or doctrine; and to Dravidian influences. It introduces some debates within contemporary scholarship

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Author(s):
Gavin Flood
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521433045
Number of pages:
340
Title:
An Introduction to Hinduism-

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This book provides a much-needed thematic and historical introduction to Hinduism, the religion of the majority of people in India. Dr. Flood traces the development of Hindu traditions from ancient origins and the major deities to the modern world. Hinduism as both a global religion and a form of nationalism are discussed. Emphasis is given to the tantric traditions, which have been so influential; to Hindu ritual, more fundamental than belief or doctrine; and to Dravidian influences. It introduces some debates within contemporary scholarship

Author(s):
Gavin Flood
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521433045
Number of pages:
340
Title:
An Introduction to Hinduism-

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